The Flanders Memorial Oak

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Reference WMO217329

Address:

Memorial Way

Tonge Mill Park

9 Hempstead Ln

Kent

Tonge

ME9 9BH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Flanders Memorial Oak, Memorial Way, Tonge Mill The plaque with this tree reads 'This tree is dedicated to the memory of those servicemen who fell during the 1914-1918 War and all subsequent conflicts, in the service of their country and Freedom. In the year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee 2002. This tree is a gift from the people of Ieper (Ypres) to the people of Sittingbourne.
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This tree was transported to and planted by the Royal Engineers on behalf of the Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Branch of the Royal British Legion'.The poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae RCAMC (1872-1918)In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.

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